Today on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH970XT. To begin our test fit, we'll simply install the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob where we'll tighten it down securing into the vehicle. At this point we can go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance with this bike rack is 17 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the spare tire is 4 inches. We'll now attempt to gain cargo access.
We'll fold the bike rack back and try to open the cargo door. Now this bike rack on we are not able to gain cargo access by opening the door. The spare tire does hit the bike rack before the door can be opened completely. We'll now go ahead and load our bike. Well open up the bike rack arms and undo the straps exposing the cradles.
We can then set the bike into the cradles and bring the straps around securing it to the bike rack. And there you have it. In those few easy steps our bike is loaded and we're ready to hit the road. And that completes our test fit of part number TH970XT, the Thule Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler.
Today on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler, well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, well simply place the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well pull the integrated locking hitch pin out, slide the hitch shank in until the pin locks into place. We can then tighten down the anti-rattle knob until the bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, well give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance with this vehicle and bike rack is 18-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3-1/2 inches.